Telegram for iOS to be replaced with new app based on Apple's Swift language

Telegram for iOS to be replaced with new app based on Apple's Swift language
Telegram founder Pavel Durov recently revealed that the Telegram app for iOS will soon be replaced with a new app that's faster, slicker and more efficient. iPhone users have been given the choice of using a different app called Telegram X instead of the standard version, back in January.

Since then, the developer has been tweaking Telegram X based on users feedback, in order to make it ready for prime time. Durov confirmed that Telegram X is now ready to replace the current Telegram app for iOS, something that will happen within the next week or two.


Telegram X is based on Apple's Swift language, which is why it's faster and more efficient than the standard version of the app. However, because Telegram X relies on an entirely new codebase, the app may have some minor bugs and glitches, but the folks at Telegram promise to fix them as quickly as possible.

source: Telegram via 9to5mac

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4 Comments

1. midan

Posts: 2707; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Very nice, i have no idea why people want to use apps like whatsapp when we have apps like telegram which does so much more, best part with telegram is that you can delete other people messages, you can have self destruct messages/photos/videos. I have tried many messaging apps and telegram is definately best.

2. PhonePhazer47

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

So will users on the regular telegram be able to communicate with new users on telegram X?

3. toner99

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

I switched from Telegram to Threema once I learned about Telegrams lack of proper security and privacy measures. The do a great job in marketing their app as secure when, in fact, it's even less secure than WhatsApp these days.

4. Paximos

Posts: 282; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

I don't think you are right.

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